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parents are angry over a chicago public schools slated for a turnaround and a protest that started yesterday after an afternoon meeting. >> good evening everyone.. we have tonight's top story. >> this elementary school and humboldt park has parents upset. a group of parents and protesters spent the night there in order to get the attention of cps leaders. there: the
overnight sit-in at a big victory because it finally granted a face-to-face meeting with the board members. they set up tents in front of the school they worked on dozens of homemade signs and had food and drinks ready to pass out but at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon the protesters in parents' emerged from the elementary school after a long night. >> we hardly slept but the only reason we were able to be here is because of everyone because of all love and support and belief that you have. >> parents are upset because upsetcps'planned to make elementary school a turnaround school which would essentially clean the house of the school's current leadership and many of its teachers. >> you can at or around and affect the lives of thousands of children based on the lack of information and lack of community engagement. >> today cps pointed out that
most of the people who spent the night at the school were protesters from the occupied chicago movement only one actual parent spent the night. in response to the overnight sit-in they also released the facts about school. the school has been on probation for five consecutive years almost half the students are not meeting illinois state standards and for the past two years the school has been in the bottom of 5 percent of schools and the district based on performance. >> let me tell you something receiving an hour with a board member is much better than getting two minutes in front of the board at the last meeting. >> as for the next step if there is some confusion as to what was agreed upon. the protesters said it will be meeting with the board on monday or tuesday and a spokesperson for cps says so far nothing has been scheduled but that the board is looking for
continuing the dialogue in the future. fourth chicago police officers are credited with saving the man who jumped into the cold waters of lake michigan to save his dog. the town hall police received a call run 1:00 this afternoon sent the man was in the water when police arrived it found the dog in the 28 year- old man in the lake the man was struggling to keep afloat because of up to six-foot waves bouncing off the rocks. >> the police officers were lying on their stomachs creating a chain to grab him out of the water. when more police arrived on the scene they had a combined effort to rescue him. >> we pulled him out of the water and brought into the ambulance to treat him for hyperthermia. >> the unidentified man was
taken to advocate a runaway medical center in good condition and police say his animal a scottish terrier is fine. >> for missing horses were found grazing on a neighbor's lawn today. the mayors were feared stolen in spring grove after their owner found across offense, and tire tracks leading away also a security camera had been the covered over. don't think the media attention may have scared of the steep anti-dumping the horses nearby. >> fuel services for entertainer whitney houston who died one week ago today. >> about 1500 friends and relatives gathered for whitney houston for a final farewell at the childhood church of whitney houston. >> she loved the lord.
[singing] [singing] bobby brown was invited to the ceremony but left 15 minutes later after he was told the there was no room for his entourage of nine people. today celebrated the life of my other daughter and friend who was so suddenly lost. she will be laid to rest in western new jersey. >> meanwhile in chicago a group of radio stations and sponsored a large viewing of whitney houston funeral services. they held a giant condolence card signed in the clear channel chicago stations held the we love you whitney houston even at the harold washington cultural center on self can drive. the
card will be presented to her family. >> funeral services were held today for the 15 year-old teenager would ask burger centrum were shot and killed by eight city police earlier this month. family and friends gathered to pay their last respects. on february 1st his father called police to arrive at the house and fund a teenager was wielding a knife pleased with the autistic teenager about 10 times prior to this fatal shooting. >> when you have a child who is suffering from optimism in to respond with deadly force instead of trying to find another way to control him this was certainly not the way we wanted this situation to end. >> the two police officers
involved were put on paid administrative leave while illinois state police complete their investigation. chicago firefighters rescued a severely injured man from a three story apartment building after it caught fire. the fire broke out around 7:00 a.m. this morning. firefighters arrived on the scene to find a man trapped near a window on the third floor. >> upon a rival we ran into heavy smoke we went immediately to work. >> one firefighter was treated for a minor cut in 12 people were displaced. >> fire investigators say the fire that scorched the roof of a vacant old denied states post office began in and ventilation equipment. a british company owns the building and a
spokesman said a fire official told him that trains idling for long periods beneath it the post office were responsible the building owner believes embers from the train exhaust may have been drawn into the air system. >> cardinal george is not backing down from his criticism of the president. why he says the government is in keeping on religious freedom. >> the family of the missing teenager gathers to raise awareness about her story later public pressure on apples top parts supplier could end up driving prices higher. >> it looks like another week will go by without significant snowfall but we are expecting a few challenges i will have your fault forecast in just a bit. >>you are watching wgn news at
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contraception policy. he just returned from rome after visiting the pope. >> something monumental is happening here. >> he's referring to not the specifics of contraception and sterilization or pain for abortion pills but to the churches fight for what he calls religious freedom. >> below to issue is whether or not the government can tell a catholic institution the church this is what you must do to be part of the health care in our society. >> ever since the obama administration announced a revised health care policy earlier this month which would require a religious organizations to include contraceptive health insurance coverage. the catholic church has opposed the idea. carnal door just returned from rome with fellow bishops from illinois indiana and wisconsin. he says the contraception policy came up informally on the number
of different occasions. >> i am a little dismayed he's a wonderful man nobody wants to be in disagreement with the president. >> that this agreement will likely end up in the courts with an argument over the first amendment right to religious freedom. last week the cardinal sent letters to all parishioners' just as he did last week brought to chicago area. at the vatican today pope bendict conducted 22 new cardinals in to the church will one day help elect one of their own to succeed him as leader of the world's roman catholics.
prayers in please work today at the vigil held for missing teenager. 17 year-old destiny gruba has been missing since lastlast wednesday. authorities think she may be linked to her former teacher who left the area last week with her three children. her family and friends gather today at east high school to pass out fliers at to pray for her safe return. >> this is really hard we love you if you hear this please come home. >> we love you i miss you really would like you to come home. >> if you have any information
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a major hispanic leadership conference is underway at the chicago hilton and towers. it is the 30th year the conference to conference has been held and it attracts leaders from more than 40 states and 8000 affiliated groups. the conference celebrates the hispanic heritage and promotes education the unity and leadership development. at today's award luncheon was former hud sesecretary cis neros who counseled aspiring hispanic leaders to avoid competition with each other. >> i think we're going to have a hispanic president in the next few years. >> the hispanic leadership conference is the largest cross
the generational latino conference and the nation. >> one day after he received an endorsement from ohio attorney general rick santorum is trying to build momentum in the state. >> you have an opportunity in ohio to put forth a candidate who presents a clear contrast of issues who is not burdened down well let's say a lot of imprudent decisions that were made in their political past. >> there is a new poll showing rick santorum is leading in michigan. michigan votes on the 28th and ally was part of super tuesday on march 6th. another republican president to candidate was out campaigning at his old stomping grounds. >> i was very disappointed that mitt romney and rick santorum
said they would not come to georgia for the debate. i think they are afraid to debate me than you are not going to do well debating barack obama. >> newt gingrich made three campaign stops in the atlanta area and says it is very important for him to win the state he has called home for many years. georgia has 76 delegates the most of any of the 10 states that vote march 6th. >> president obama recorded his weekly address yesterday at the boeing plant he was visiting in washington state. he said the united states is making progress toward becoming a more desirable place for manufacturing. >> meanwhile america is more productive than ever and companies like boeing are realizing that even though we cannot make things cheaper than chai know we are going to make things better that is how we're going to come people believe. >> the president argued for the
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blocked until 6:30 a.m. this morning. >> soft side irish parade organizers were taking last- minute steps to ensure the show goes on. organizers took to the streets this evening opened to raise at least $200,000 apiece south side irish parade is expected to take place in about three weeks on march 11th. the city will not issue a permit for the parade into organizers prepay for city services including barricades and a route signs. >> members of the puppy mill project and other animal rights advocates demonstrated in front of the pet store on the southwest side today. today's protest occurred in front of joes pets salon members say
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temperatures across the area at the moment have chilled down at the moment winds are not to bad wind speeds are at about 3-7 mph. it does feel very cold outside we are watching a couple of things right now... this will begin next system to move into chicago earlier today we have seen the snow but not anymore. we have reports of tornadoes that have touched down in louisiana and other areas. we have winter weather advisories out in ..
florida had a tornado touched down and they have a tornado advisory until 4 tomorrow. this system should be moving out into the ocean . here is our forecast for tonight skies are clear at this hour and we expect that to move into tomorrow with temperatures in the low 30's. tomorrow we are going to see temperatures in the low '40's
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china has joined the international effort to end the carnage in syria. the country's foreign minister are arrived in damascus today after china and russia stonewalled u.n. resolutions condemning the syrian regime. zhai jun says he will try to contact syria's leaders and political factions to try to play a positive role in 70 countries under arrest.
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